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6th District debates: Edwin Edwards and Garret Graves face off Dec 2; Edwards likely flying solo Nov. 24

Thursday, 20 November 2014 16:09
Undecided voters who might still exist in Louisiana's Sixth District have one-and-a-half debates to help make up their minds before the Dec. 6 primary. Both Democrat Edwin Edwards, perhaps the state's most well known living politician, and Republican Garret Graves, a first-time political candidate, will face off Dec. 2 in Denham Springs. The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce is hosting the match-up at 6 p.m. at Forrest Grove Plantation, 8743 Stephenson Drive. Additionally, Edwards will…
Pecan Grove Primary's YMOC/YWOC welcomes Edwin Edwards
Monday, 10 November 2014 14:04
Edwin Edwards takes most parishes, but Dems only got 35% of vote in 6th Congressional primary
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 14:37
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards won every parish in Tuesday night's 6th Congressional District primary election except for three. But a breakdown of Tuesday's results still shows how difficult it will be for Edwards to win in the Dec. 6 runoff. Edwards, the charismatic and always colorful 87-year-old Democratic politician and ex-convict, won Tuesday's primary with 30.12 percent of the vote in unofficial results, about 2.5 percentage points ahead of Republican Garret Graves, who previously ran…
Edwards earns runoff spot; kiss McAllister goodbye
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 06:31
NEW ORLEANS (AP) The short, promising congressional career of Republican Vance McAllister came to an abrupt halt in Tuesday's elections in Louisiana, while the long and storied political career of Edwin Edwards was, at least temporarily, resurrected. McAllister, a married, family values Republican, lost the 5th District seat he was elected to less than a year ago after a video surfaced early this year showing him kissing another woman. Edwards, the four-term governor and thrice-married…
Garret Graves and Edwin Edwards set for runoff in 6th Congressional District
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 01:28
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, a Democrat, earned a runoff spot against Republican Garret Graves in a crowded field of candidates in the 6th Congressional District race. "I still feel very good," said Edwards. "I'm the lead candidate. I stayed the lead candidate and on December 6, I'll still be the lead candidate." Edwards, 87, is seeking a political comeback after serving eight years in a federal prison on corruption…
Edwin Edwards, Garret Graves headed for runoff in 6th Congressional District
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 23:25
Former governor and ex-convict Edwin Edwards narrowly won the primary in the race for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District on Tuesday, finishing with about 29 percent of the vote with 96 percent of precincts reporting, according to unofficial results from the Louisiana Secretary of State. The key question in this race, however, was not who came in first. It's who came in second -- because that person has the best shot at winning the seat in…
Edwin Edwards and Garret Graves headed to run-off
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 23:25
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Edwin Edwards, the 87-year-old former four-term Louisiana governor who spent more than eight years in federal prison, has earned a runoff spot against Republican Garret Graves in the state's 6th Congressional District. Graves and Edwards will face each other on the Dec. 6 ballot. Edwards was the only prominent Democrat among 11 candidates in the race. He had been widely expected to garner a runoff spot against one of the better-…
Edwards, Graves in runoff in La. 6th District - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 22:25
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Edwin Edwards, the 87-year-old former four-term Louisiana governor who spent more than eight years in federal prison, has earned a runoff spot against Republican Garret Graves in the state's 6th Congressional District. Graves and Edwards will face each other on the Dec. 6 ballot. Edwards was the only prominent Democrat among 11 candidates in the race. He had been widely expected to garner a runoff spot against one of the better-…
Edwards, Graves in runoff in La. 6th District
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 22:25
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Edwin Edwards, the 87-year-old former four-term Louisiana governor who spent more than eight years in federal prison, has earned a runoff spot against Republican Garret Graves in the state's 6th Congressional District. Graves and Edwards will face each other on the Dec. 6 ballot. Edwards was the only prominent Democrat among 11 candidates in the race. He had been widely expected to garner a runoff spot against one of the better-…
Edwin Edwards, Garret Graves leading 6th Congressional District race
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 22:25
Former governor and ex-convict Edwin Edwards and Garret Graves, Gov. Bobby Jindal's former coastal advisor who also spent time as a staffer on Capitol Hill, were leading the race for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District with early voting and a few precincts reporting Tuesday. Graves captured 30 percent of the vote and Edwards had 28 percent with 208 of 575 precincts reporting. The key question in this race, is who's most likely to come get into…
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